Базарбаева Роза Касымовна, Международная школа Алматы
Television and Radio. Lesson Plan. Subject: English Grade 5
View and form of the lesson: Review lesson involving definitions of the words (synonyms),crossword, classroom discussion, self-assessment and reflection.
Objectives: To review student’s skills in oral speech(in monological speech) To check up students’ knowledge of new words and pharases. To develop students into a creative and autonomous learner.
Key question : How has mass media influenced different aspects of our life? (Television and radio)
Resources: Text books, Internet, Banana gram, Crossword book, Two charts and tables to record the arguments. Self-assessment sheets.
Assessment tasks: Debate and crossword (self-assessment and teacher’s assessment)
1. The lesson will start with warming up with the definition of the following words: a) Chat, talking – conversation; b) Well-known – popular; c) Clap – applaud; d) Winner – champion; e) Two – couple; f) Continue – carry on; g) Worried – nervous; h) People who watch a show – audience i) A person who is invited – a guest; j) Clearly – obviously
2. A small talk about English-speaking countries and writing down the answers into the crossword puzzle. “He that travels far knows much” is the quotation from John Clarke. Let’s try to prove that Clarke was right. • What do you think about this quotation? • How do you understand these words? • What is your opinion?
P1. I think travelling helps us to study different languages. P2. I think travelling helps us to learn about traditions and customs. P3. I think travelling helps us to learn about different cultures. P4. I think travelling helps us to make friends. P5. I think travelling gives us adventures. P6. I think travelling helps us to go sightseeing.
Teacher: I like your ideas. There is another proverb: “Seeing is believing”. When you travel you develop your outlook.
Now you can solve the crossword puzzle. 1. What country is this? Canberra is the capital of it. Koala is the symbol of this country – Australia. 2. What country is this? It consists of 50 states and Washington is the capital of the country – America (USA). Yes, you are right. 3. What country is this? The country consists of four parts. The capital of this country is London – Great Britain. 4. What country is this? This county is country of tea, elephants. Delhi is the capital of it – India. 5. What country is this? The country is called “Upside down country”. The bird “kiwi“ is the symbol of it – New Zealand. 6. What country is this? The capital of this country is Ottawa. A red maple leaf is the symbol of the country – Canada.
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In the middle of the crossword we got the word Scotland, the country where people speak English and Scottish. I like your idea that “travelling helps us to learn about different cultures”. When we speak about culture we’ll speak about radio and television.
3. Radio and television appeared in the 20th century. Radio is the mass communication media aimed at the sense of sound, whereas the television and motion pictures appeal both to the visual and auditory senses. Radio appeared earlier than TV. Radio has not lost its importance with the appearance of TV. Today there are a lot of radio stations of many different types. Television is a very popular media. In some cases television is doing a lot of harm, but in some cases it is very useful for us.
Debates. The positive sides of TV. 1. Television brings the world to our living-room. We can see people in our country and in other lands and learn their customs, occupations, opinions and problems. 1. Television brings the world to our living-room. We can see people in our country and in other lands and learn their customs, occupations, opinions and problems. 2. We become better informed by watching different TV programs. 3. TV gives us wonderful chance for education because we watch many interesting education programs. 4. Television enriches our intellect, gives us opportunities to see the best actors and performances, to hear the latest news, to listen to the political discussions. Television is a great force in the world. 5. We become more cultured people by learning more about Art. 6. Television helps us to relax after a hard day. 7. TV programs gather big audiences. They provide useful topics for conversation. 8. When the weather is bad we watch TV in the comfort of our home, for example: football matches, different plays, cartoons, nature programs, thrillers.
The negative sides of TV. 1. Some pupils do their homework in front of a TV set. The quality of the work is not good. Some pupils don’t do any homework because they are attracted by television. 2. Many pupils waste their time because they don’t watch TV in a good way. 3. Some people have made television their hobby, they have forgotten about their clubs. 4. Television is harmful for children. They stopped reading books. It is very bad for them because in higher grades they don’t develop. 5. People begin to forget the Art of conversation. They sit in front of television screen instead of visiting their friends and relatives. 6. Television may lead to poor health because of rushed meals, lack of sleep, lack of exercise, eyestrain. 7. There is violence on television. Children must not be indifferent when people are killed. 8. Some people spend too much time watching TV. Such people in Great Britain are called “coach potatoes”. 9. Some people think that there is “a lot of rubbish” on TV and try to get rid of TVs
4. The teacher’s conclusion. In conclusion I would like to tell you some words. As we see each aspect of mass media, may be radio, television has its own advantages and disadvantages. You have mentioned about them. But I think that each of them is very important for people because they are mass media which keep people informed on topical issues take place in the world.
5. Students’ reflection. We liked the lesson. It was interesting, exciting. We proved the advantages and disadvantages of TV and Radio. We shared our opinions and learned the opinion of the other pupils. It was great. We were hard-working, active thinkers.
6. Self-assessment. The students were motivated, hard-working, active. The aims of the lesson were reached. The students were assessed. Their levels were high. At the lesson they did their best. I thanked them for their job. The parents were pleased and thankful.